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Deputy Sheriff Joshua Clyde Lancaster | Fresno County Sheriff's Department, California Fresno County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff

Joshua Clyde Lancaster

Fresno County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, May 29, 2003

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 471

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Apprehended

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Deputy Lancaster was killed when his unmarked vehicle was broadsided by a stolen car being pursued by a neighboring agency.

Deputy Lancaster was pulling away from a stop sign when his vehicle was struck on the driver's side at 0009 hours. The suspect, who was wanted for kidnapping, was estimated to be driving at 90 mph at the time of the collision. The suspect was seriously injured and a pregnant female passenger was also killed.

Deputy Lancaster was working a crime pattern searching for burglary suspects and was not aware that the pursuit was occurring.

Deputy Lancaster had been employed with the Fresno County Sheriff's Department for two years, and is survived by his wife.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 29, 2015


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